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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Holistic Doula Services

My dear friend and back-up Doula just got her very first blog!!

We have known each other for approximatly 5 years, and met as neighbours while she was pregnant. We share a passion for childbirth and women centered healthcare. She and I keep close contact and share information on the birth politics in Ottawa, new ways to practice and other key information. Each of our clients will meet their back-up at least once prior to their birth. This meeting takes place during a consultation/workshop typically in their home. At this time, you can have access to a new source of insight and take advantage of asking new questions and so on. As my backup, Amanda is made aware of your due date, your birth vision and prefered birth environment. I let her know when you are in early labour and in labour so that she may be prepared to join you if need be. Although I have never had to request for her to relieve me at a birth, she makes herself available if the need emerges.

She and I have a very similar birth philosophy and approach to preparing women for their unique birth experience. Feel free to go visit her blog for more information and insight.


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